Title

High-performance thin-layer chromatographic fingerprinting of sandalwood essential oils

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Planar Chromatography - Modern TLC

Publisher

Akadémiai Kiadó

School

School of Science/Centre for Ecosystem Management

RAS ID

29621

Comments

Originally published as: Ofori, H., Hettiarachchi, D., Sostaric, T., Busetti, F., & Boyce, M. C. (2019). High-performance thin-layer chromatographic fingerprinting of sandalwood essential oils. Journal of Planar Chromatography - Modern TLC, 32(3), 205-210.

Original article available here.

Abstract

The potential of high-performance thin-layer chromatographic (HPTLC) fingerprinting in identifying differences in sandalwood essential oils from 5 sandalwood species, namely, Santalum album, Santalum spicatum, Santalum austrocaledonicum, Santalum panic-ulatum, Santalum lanceolatum, and a natural substitute for sandalwood, Osyris lanceolata, was explored. Variation was observed in the profile of bands (RF values and color) and peak intensity profiles displayed by the essential oils across and within the essential oils studied with some bands being unique to the individual species. The potential of HPTLC fingerprinting as a quality control tool in authenticating sandalwood oils in the sandalwood industry was demonstrated in the present study.

DOI

10.1556/1006.2019.32.3.5

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